About Yukon First Nations

There are 14 Yukon First Nations and eight language groups. There are also Northwest Territories and British Columbia Aboriginal groups that have traditional territory in Yukon. Approximately 25 per cent of Yukon’s population are Aboriginal people.

Yukon First Nations' role in Yukon governance

Yukon First Nations are an important partner in the governance of the territory. First Nations’ traditional territories cover almost all the land in Yukon. Eleven Yukon First Nations signed modern treaties between 1993 and 2005. These First Nations make laws and decisions on their settlement land and for their Citizens. The Government of Yukon works with all Yukon First Nations to deliver programs and services to Yukoners and manage the territory’s land and resources.

Yukon First Nations

Transboundary Aboriginal groups

Aboriginal language groups